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Beth Carlson

2016 Speaker

BETH CARLSON is vice president of global talent development and organizational effectiveness for Raytheon Company. She brings more than 30 years of experience to this role. Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. Carlson is responsible for driving Raytheon’s global talent development and organizational effectiveness strategy and execution. Her team supports the growth and development of all employees through an integrated career development and global mentoring suite of resources, tools, and practices. Additionally, Carlson’s organization is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of Raytheon’s flagship leadership development programs, which are integrated and aligned to Raytheon’s business strategy and core values. These programs have been externally recognized and benchmarked as world class. Before joining Raytheon, Carlson served as vice president of talent management and development for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance. She previously held a similar role at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., where she led strategic and integrated talent management initiatives.  Prior to joining The Hartford in 2004, Carlson worked in the Health Care Division of CIGNA® Corporation. Carlson earned a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in clinical psychology, both earned at Connecticut College. @raytheon